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Liza Kate

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Biography

Songwriters will maintain that sad songs are the easiest to write. This may be true, but it's not the whole truth. Profoundly sad songs - those that climb up into your chest and make it hard to breathe for loneliness, and make your whole body ache like a fleshy, living and hurting and dying thing - these songs are one in a million. Richmond, Virginia's Liza Kate writes songs like this, but they are unassuming and deceptively brief, existing as a quick-lit candle and then gone, epigrammatic crystals of scene, of situation. Like the best writers of Southern literature, Liza Kate finds power in restraint, saying only what's necessary but meaning more than she says. "I feel like I’m overstaying my welcome all the time," she suggests, before silencing her audience with seemingly effortless music that may be devastating, or beautiful, or both.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. A Terrible Beast and a God  -  698 plays
  2. Don't Let the Dogs  -  457 plays
  3. O Sally!  -  592 plays
  4. She's A Machine  -  399 plays
  5. Sun's No Fool  -  355 plays
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